Gluten Free Red Velvet Cream Puffs – Pate a Choux

Mini Red Velvet Cream Puffs

There are a number of things you can do with cream puffs. They range from filling them with sweet fillings for dessert to savory fillings for appetizers to garnishes on cake. I am using these gluten free red velvet cream puffs to create a croquembouche (a cone-shaped¬†tree with a crunchy caramel). Join me on this adventure by making the cream puffs today. They can easily be frozen. Look for the next recipe, my Gluten Free Croquembouche! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Cream Puffs – Pate a Choux”

Red Velvet Popcorn – Caramel Corn (or Chocolate or Traditional)

Red Velvet Popcorn

I was recently sent a catalog from Popcornopolis. They’re offering a seasonal caramel corn that is red velvet inspired. A 2-gallon container goes for $49.99. I thought it would be a nice idea to develop a similar recipe, not knowing what ingredients they use. OMG! Now I know why it goes for that price! Plain, it’s such a delicious snack! However, when topped with the creamy topping that I created, this red velvet popcorn is just incredible! I predict that their¬†product and this recipe will be the talk of the holiday season and continue to be popular thereafter. The combination is truly incredible. Continue reading “Red Velvet Popcorn – Caramel Corn (or Chocolate or Traditional)”

Double-Frosted Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Double-Frosted Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

This gluten free red velvet cake recipe is moist and luscious. Red Velvet is known for its richness. While not everyone has the time to make a three-layer, double-frosted cake, when you wish to impress guests, this is the cake to make. When time is short, make a single frosted cake and/or make a naked cake (no frosting on the sides). The cake, as well as frosting recipes, were raved about by my cookbook recipe testers. If you usually use ready-made frosting, you may never again.

Note: Also find this gluten-free recipe in my upcoming cookbook¬†Carla’s Best 125 Gluten-Free Recipes. Continue reading “Double-Frosted Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake Recipe”

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

I’ve been contemplating what new gluten free Valentines’ Day recipes to post in the coming days. I wanted to make some gluten free red velvet pancakes using buttermilk, but since I didn’t have any, I needed a substitute. You know how you can make homemade buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (or white) to 1 cup of regular milk? Well, I decided to use some heavy whipping cream instead. The results? Absolutely amazing pancakes!

In essence, I made creme fraiche (soured cream), similar to buttermilk, but using cream.

Vinegar is always added to red velvet pancakes and baked goods because it masks the bitter flavor of artificial food coloring. No bitter taste, here! You could taste a slight hint of chocolate, and the rest just rich, moist, and a little sweet.

These pancakes were like eating a dessert, and not a gluten free one, either. You have to try these at least once. I towered the one in the photo below for a young boy, “Red Volcano Pancakes”. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes”